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Friday, 11 August 2017 01:00

Friday, August 11

Famous sporting events and news from yesteryear that happened on this day

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1884 Cricket. Australia's McDonnell and Murdoch share a stand of 207 - the first double century partnership in Test cricket.

1909 Cricket. Warren Bardsley scores 136 and 130 in the same Test match - the first bastman to score twin centuries in a Test.

1916 Motor racing. Belgian racing driver Johnny Claes is born.

1919 American football. The Green Bay Packers are founded.

1929 Baseball. Babe Ruth becomes the first to hit 500 home runs.

1948 Olympics. The Summer Olympic Games open in London.

1966 Football. Former Leeds United and England goalkeeper Nigel Martyn is born.

1977 Cricket. At Headingley, against Australia, Geoff Boycott scores his 100th first class century.

1984 Athletics. Carl Lewis wins his fourth gold medal at the Olympics - emulating Jesse Owens' 1936 feat.

1989 Cricket. Geoff Marsh and Mark Taylor complete an opening stand of 329 against England.

1991 Golf. John Daly wins the 73rd PGA Championship, shooting a 276 at Crooked Stick.

2007 Football. Salisbury City play their first Blue Square Premier (Football Conference) match - drawing 0-0 away at Droylsden.

2012 Football. Downton FC progress in the FA Cup courtesy of a 4-1 win against Ash United, but Wessex League neighbours Bemerton HH exit 2-1 at home at the hands of Hamworthy United.


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Golf Tips

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